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i would say that Oracle didnt want to share the profits by sharing licence fee wit information so they thought of shipping ODI with OBI
apart from that i can easily say that its really hard to replace informatica.. its widely used and much more user friendly than ODI(As of now,oracle may come up with something really amazing in future.)
To be in market , lets train ourselves on both the technologies....
Yes to some extent what you say is right. but then I have seen lately the existing customer having OBIA 22.214.171.124. are not willingly ready to move to the next version that has ODI.
The cost involved in upgrade and later migration from Infrormatica to ODI seems to be not so pleasing, more over ODI is not that mature yet.
Well, a few years down the line, we'll need to look at how OBIEE is doing instead of the ETL tool. Obviously ODI will still be mainstream. The point is to see how OBIEE is going to move forward since it's way behind compared to competitors products in terms of dashboard visualization.